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Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board

Independent Chair and Scrutineer

Last updated: 07/12/2021

The current multi-agency safeguarding arrangements were introduced in Bracknell Forest during July 2019. This established a single, all-age Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board, bringing together the statutory partners at senior level with a Safeguarding Partnership and a number of subgroups supporting the Board and its strategic plan.

Central to the new approach is the work of the Independent Chair and Scrutineer (ICS). The role of the ICS plays an important part in supporting the strategic work of the Board and that of the Safeguarding Partnership. The ICS works closely with the Board’s Business Unit to help provide independent scrutiny and ensure that the Board makes a real difference to the safety and well-being of children and adults at risk.